In anextraordinary essay, the former FBI general counsel Jim Baker makes the case for strong encryption over government-mandated backdoors. What is your opinion on this? Learn more in a great Schneier on Security article:
Basically, he argues that the security value of strong encryption greatly outweighs the security value of encryption that can be bypassed. He endorses a "defense dominant" strategy for Internet security.
Keep in mind that Baker led the FBI's legal case against Apple regarding the San Bernardino shooter's encrypted iPhone. In writing this piece, Baker joins the growing list of former law enforcement and national security senior officials who have come out in favor of strong encryption over backdoors:Michael Hayden,MichaelChertoff,Richard Clarke, Ash Carter,William Lynn, and Mike McConnell.
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